About Us

Professional Financial Advisor AZ

Mary L. Reha, EA


Mary and her family have lived in the West Valley of Phoenix for almost 20 years. When Mary isn’t spending time with her husband, two daughters, son in law and grandson, she is cooking or traveling (mainly to Disneyland.)

Business Lawyer AZ

Edwin “Ted” R. Ashton, Esq.


Edwin “Ted” R. Ashton, a longtime Phoenix attorney, graduated with a degree in Business

Finance in 2003. After successfully running a small company for several years, he went back to law school, graduating with high honors from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2011. Upon graduation, he moved with his family to the Phoenix metro area’s West Valley to begin his legal career. 


Bervolynn Enriquez

Accounting Manager

Bervolynn is a registered PTIN tax preparer who has been preparing taxes since 2007. She joined our team in 2016, and she has truly grown with our company. She is now our lead accountant, managing our largest bookkeeping accounts and accounting staff.


Stephanie Ware

Tax Manager

Stephanie has more than 15 years of experience preparing taxes. She takes care of the highest volume of tax clients in our firm and manages all tax preparation and audit assistance cases. Since joining our firm in 2017, Stephanie has been put in charge of our entire tax department. She is highly experienced in OIC tax submission and IRS representation.


Amy Bookout

Tax Preparer/Accountant

Amy began her tax preparation career in 2004 with H&R Block. She joined our team in 2017. During her time with us, she has enjoyed growing her tax and accounting knowledge in order to assist her clients to the best of her abilities.


Alicia Gutierrez, EA

Tax Preparer

Alicia started with us in 2018 after 10 years managing an H&R Block location. Since her employment began with Arete’s predecessor, MLR, she gained her Enrolled Agent certification and is now a Certifying Acceptance Agent with the IRS for ITIN applications. Alicia also is the lead instructor for our continued education classes for tax preparers.


Jessie Miller

Tax Preparer/Accountant

Jessie started at our firm in 2018 as a front desk receptionist and is now one of our top accountants. She takes care of the highest volume of accounting clients, and she continually grows her tax clientele.


Courtney Hutchinson


Courtney began as an intern at our firm in 2018 when she was completing her BS in accounting from Grand Canyon University. She is in the process of completing her CPA exam, as well as taking care of a large number of accounting and tax clients. She also supports everyone else on our team with her accounting knowledge and skills.


Ebony Dixon


Ebony just started at our firm in 2021 and has proven to be an incredible asset. She has a BS in accounting from the University of Phoenix and has approximately 5 years of experience providing bookkeeping services to clients from multiple firms.


Jason Campbell, EA

Jason graduated in 2017 with a Bachelors in Accounting and has more than 10 years of experience preparing taxes. In 2014 he completed the courses and testing to become an Enrolled Agent to further his knowledge and skill set in the field.